Walkers-Are-Welcome official logo from town websiteThe trustees of the Whitchurch Association are delighted to announce that following a successful site visit by the judging panel, Walkers are Welcome Whitchurch, Hampshire has won through to the final of the CPRE’s Countryside Awards 2018, where the public now vote for their preferred project….there’s some stiff competition, so please get voting and spread the word. 

P1030769Find us on Facebook to see just some of the things we are putting in place to help maintain the public rights of way in and around Whitchurch, to promote and extend walking opportunities and how we are involving young people in supporting the town and countryside.

Team Mike..helping grandad & Whitchurch Scouts litter collectionsWe currently have 60 adult volunteers (a core of 30) ably supported by 80 enthusiastic young people from the Scouts and Explorer Scouts all getting out in to the countryside, repairing footpaths, cutting back vegetation, replacing stiles with gates and litter picking. Since 2016 we have racked up 3,000 hours of volunteer time.

The bus walk leaflets produced last autumn with a Partnership Grant from Stagecoach South have extended the range of published walks around Whitchurch and have proved very popular with locals and visitors to the town and the promotional work we have carried out has seen more walking groups visit Whitchurch this year, bringing a boost to the local economy.

The trustees would like to thank all those that have volunteered their time and ask you again to PLEASE GET VOTING!